Sara Mead

Class Dismissed

That’s all she wrote, folks. Thanks again for having me here. I keep up a pretty steady stream of child care coverage and eduwonkery at my Ed Week blog and twitter feed @saramead so please check those out if you’re interested. But for now: *Economic policy debates would be a lot better if 23rd century… Read more »

The Evolution of Texas Standards

Texas’ education standards are back in the news! In 2009, the state drew national attention–and criticism–when a powerful conservative bloc on the State Board of Education pushed science standards requiring public schools to scrutinize “all sides” when teaching about evolution. (Mariah Blake wrote an excellent article for this magazine about the controversy and the colorful… Read more »

Mitt Romney and the Cult of True Womanhood

Kudos to the Up With Chris Hayes team for unearthing this video of Mitt Romney, at a New Hampshire rally in January, lauding his record of requiring mothers of children as young as 2 to experience the “dignity of work” as a condition of receiving public benefits. So, apparently, raising children is only work if… Read more »

DREAM a Little Dream

Well, primary season is definitely over. In an interview with Univision on Friday evening, President Obama went after Mitt Romney on both immigration: The challenge we’ve got on immigration reform is very simple. I’ve got a majority of Democrats who are prepared to vote for it, and I’ve got no Republicans who are prepared to… Read more »